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with gallantry on the field. >> i just want to be seen as an equal. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, and we could add happy new year, because this is the first day of the federal government's new fiscal year. but there's not much to celebrate because the nation is headed toward what's being called the fiscal cliff and there are dire new warnings today about what will happen to american families unless congress and the president reach a budget deal by december 31. that is the day that a series of tax cuts will expire and big cuts in federal spend will take hold. tax experts said today 90% of american families are facing what they call unprecedented tax increases. how much? wyatt andrews is in washington tonight. wyat >> reporter: scott, according to the non-partisan tax policy center, the united states is now on the threshold of one of the largest tax increases in history-- a tax hike that could average $3,500 for every american household. without action by congress, the report says, taxes will go up next year by 20%-- $536 bil
of people and that's the main thing we're doing. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. with just 33 days to go, the presidential election is suddenly looking a whole lot different than it did 24 hours ago. republican challenger mitt romney did what he had to do in the first debate to turn his campaign around. have a look at our poll of uncommitted voters. voters who told us before the debate they had not made up their minds or could still change them. after watching the debate, 46% said governor romney won. less than half that thereby, 22%, said president obama won. 32% called it a tie. and look at this-- before the debate, only 30% of uncommitted voters said governor romney cares about their needs and problems. after the debate, that number more than doubled to 63%. on that same question, mr. obama's number went up as well, from 53% to 69. that was small consolation, though for a president whose debate performance has shaken up his campaign. we have reports tonight from our campaign 2012 team, and first, we'll go to nancy co
comments@captioncolorado.com ] >>> good morning. it is friday, october 5, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." president obama sharpens his attack on mitt romney while the blame game over performance continues. >> the new jobs report is out this morning. what will that do the campaign? >> and bad news for drivers today. why gas prices are soaring to nearly $6 a gallon in some parts of the country. >> but we begin this morning wi today's "eye opener," your world in 90 seconds. >> now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something completely wrong. >> for the first time romney backed away from his controversial remarks about the 47% of americans who don't pay federal income taxes. >> this whole campaign is about the 100%. >> you want to be president, you owe the american people the truth. >> the only thing that could have salvaged president obama's performance if the body of bin laden fell from the ceiling on to the stage. >> the latest fallout for seat scare for american. >> we had a very unique situation. it's completely random. >> in j
morning. bye-bye. >>> good morning. it is wednesday, october 3, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." the first presidential debate is tonight and we'll talk with both campaigns and show you why republicans are suddenly agreeing with vice president biden. >> american airlines claims it finally figured out why seats are coming apart in mid-flight. >> we'll meet the tv anchor who fought back on the air after a viewer criticized her weight. >> we begin this morning with today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >>> tonight is the big night for the first of three debates. president obama and mitt romney set to square off in denver. >> the president's campaign is dealing with an october surprise after video of an old speech resurfaced. >> senator obama accuses the government of short changing victims of hurricane katrina. >> meanwhile republicans say joe biden just gave some great new material. >> how they can justify raises taxes on the middle class that's been buried the last four years. >> i'm sorry which candidate is he campaigning for? i'm confused. >> secretary clinton said she
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, the dreadful string is broken. for the first time in 44 months the unemployment rate has fallen below 8%. the latest jobs numbers from the labor department were surprisingly strong. they show the unemployment rate was 7.8% in september. that is down three tenths of a point from august. the economy created 114,000 jobs and the labor department revised upward the job creation numbers for the previous two months. it now says 181,000 jobs were created in july and 142,000 in august. a total of 86,000 more than first reported. we asked anthony mason to tell us what's behind these improved numbers. >> reporter: in circle pines, minnesota, where dell corps systems makes food package magazines, c.e.o. dale anderson has 160 employees. >> i think the economy has really -- it's picking up. >> reporter: ryan is one of these new workers. after leaving his job in construction, he retrained to become a machinist. >> i chose manufacturing for the reasons that, you know, it's not -- doesn't seem as affected by smal
sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley reporting tonight from denver. >> pelley: good evening, president obama and mitt romney meet here tonight on the stage behind me at the university of denver at the university of denver for their first debate. the stakes are high because 34 days before the election this race is still up for grabs. the latest poll of likely voters by the urinal shows the president with a 3-point lead over governor romney. 49% to 46%. but that's within the margin of error so it's very nearly a tie. the debate tonight is the first chance voters are going to have to size up the candidates side by side. we have a team of campaign 2012 correspondents covering the debate, but first, the candidates themselves. we caught up with the president and governor romney on the campaign trail. mr. president, the race as we speak is essentially tied. i wonder, do you think this is going to come down to the debates? >> well, i don't think that any single factor ends up making a big difference. i think the debates will matter to some undecided voters and to exten
mother. >> i'm hoping my mother is watching and that she is enjoying this. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening, election someday five weeks from today but many of the states are getting a head start. today voters in ohio-- one of the key battleground states that will tip the balance on which way this election goes-- began casting their ballots. that brings to eight the number of states where voting is already under way. 34 states in all will begin voting before november 6. the latest preelection polling in ohio-- the second-biggest battleground state-- shows president obama with a ten-point lead over mitt romney, 53% to 43%. dean reynolds is in the buckeye state tonight with the voters. dean? >> reporter: scott, back in 2008, nearly 30% of ohio's more than seven million voters cast their ballots before election day, and the campaigns this time around would love to see them increase that percentage. >> three, two, one! (cheers and applause). >> reporter: what some are calling election month began in ohio promptly at 8:00
>>> good morning. it is tuesday, october 2nd, 2012. welcome to "cbs this morning." president obama and governor romney get down to business preparing for tomorrow's debate. >>> a new head ache for american airlines. the faa is now investigating why rows of seats are coming loose. >>> the killing of a young mother puts the spotlight on the border patrol, and caroline kennedy talks about just released autopsy of her father. >>> but we begin this morning with a look at today's eye opener. your world in 90 seconds. >> in my view, it's not so much winning and losing or even the people themselves, the president and myself. it's about something bigger than that. >> basically they're keeping me indoors all the time. it's a drag. [ laughter ] they're making me do my homework. >> president obama and mitt romney prepare for the first presidential debate. >> it is being called the most critical moment in the 2012 campaign. >> arguably the most important night of romney's political career. >> my husband is completely confident, completely balanced, completely capable of doing this. >> there are
take care, everybody. >>> good morning. it is thursday, october 4, 2012. welcome to cbs "this morning." a cbs news poll shows mitt romney outshines president obama in their first debate. >> a border clash erupts between turkey and syria, raising the stakes in the ongoing civil war. >> baseballas its first triple crown winner since 1967 and who want to tear down a house by one of america's greatest architect. >> we begin this morning with today's eye opener, your world in 90 seconds. >>> middle income americans have been buried. they are being crushed. >> mitt romney goes on the offensive. >> five weeks before the election he's saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> you're entitled to president to your own airplane and own house but not your own facts. >> where was obama tonight? >> we pundits don't know whether debates matter but we do know debates over whether debates matter matter. >> syrian targets in retaliation killing five civilians. >> very dangerous situation. >> a rare and deadly meningitis outbreak leads to steroid injections is now spreading. four people have di
. >> this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, october 3, 20 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. round one tonight. this evening president obama and mitt romney face off in the first of three scheduled debates. the topic tonight in denver domestic affairs including the economy, health care reform and imgrmigration and the clock is ticking. the election is less than five weeks away and the stakes are high. susan mcginnis is in washington. >> reporter: first debates get the most attention of all of them and the first 30 minutes are said to be the most important. president obama needs to hold on to the momentum he's built. mitt romney needs to turn the entire race around with tens of millions of people watching tonight. the stage is built. the cameras are in place. and the candidates are in their final hours of preparation. mitt romney took a break from his rehearsal to grab a burrito bowl at chipotle. president obama visited hoover dam. when we arrive at the university of denver tonight they will face questions about the economy. there will be six segments 15 minutes each an
disability doesn't define who i am. my disability gives me a challenge every day. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning, everybody. good to be with you. immigration reform will likely be one of the key issues at tomorrow's debate between president obama and mitt romney. mitt romney says he'd honor work permits issued to young illegal immigrants issued by president obama. until now he hadn't said how he would address that issue. susan mcginness is covering it in washington. >> reporter: these are two-year work permits for these young people. romney says before they expire, he will put in a comprehensive immigration reform plan. the question now is will he give details on that at tomorrow night's debate? more than 5,000 people packed the air and space museum in denver to hear mitt romney on monday. >> this is a great place to be. >> reporter: colorado is among the bat ground states that have a large hispanic population, and romney now tells "the denver post" he will honor temporary work permits for young illegal immigrants granted by president obama in an executive order in june. it's th
: an instant cbs news poll of independent voters shows romney was the overwhelming winner. 46% of the people we surveyed say romney won the debate while 22% say the president had the edge. romney also helped his image with voters. 63% now say they believe romney cares about their needs and problems. that's up from 30% before last night. and 56% say they like romney better after watching his performance. but moderator and pbs anchor jim lehrer might not feel the same way. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop this to pbs. i like pbs, big bird and you too, but i'm not going to keep spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for it. >> reporter: the two men will square off again october 16. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >>> both men hit the campaign trail today and the president will hold a rally in denver and wisconsin. mitt romney will be in virginia campaigning with his running mate. >>> last night we teamed up with our counterparts at our sister newspaper "u.s.a. today" for a fact check session. >> every statement the candidates made was immediately dissected. derek mcginty ha
. shortly on the cbs evening news, we're going to talk to the president and mitt romney. >> the stakes sky high on this one. therefore the expectations have been ramping up by the hour. do these things live up to all that hype? >> sometimes they do, sometimes not. it depends. as you well know, there have been times, derek, that a single phrase in a debate such as this, has turned a campaign around or breathed new life into a flagging campaign. certainly that might be the kind of thing that mitt romney is eager to do tonight. but in the very first debate, their very first meeting here, i wonder whether both of them are going to play defense and get through the 90 minutes without making a mistake. we're going to see whether they come out on the attack or on defense. it's going to be fascinating. >> we know you will have topnotch coverage at 10:30 on cbs right here. we of course on channel 9 will have more coverage for you at 11:00 p.m. we will also be streaming the debate live for you online on wusa9.com. and as i mentioned, the fact checker here at u.s.a. today will be looking at this deb
crown winner in 45 years. this is the "cbs morning news" for thursday, october 4, good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. today both president obama and mitt romney return to the campaign trail following last night's debate in denver. as expected the economy dominated their first one on one showdown. romney came out swinging as the candidates argued tax policy, budget deficit and health care and looks like the aggressive approach may have paid off for the republican challenger. a poll shows romney made strides. we go to denver first. >> reporter: terrell, good morning. seems like mitt romney may have received that boost he was hoping for after putting the president on the defensive for much of the night. romney lauded his own accomplishments as governor of to highlight the failed promises of the obama administration. the first presidential debate started with a hand shake and a romantic moment. >> 20 years ago i became the luckyiest man onarth because michelle obama agreed to married me. >> congratulations. >> reporter: that was the last touching moment of the night. >>
bin laden is set to air two days before the presidential election. this is the "cbs morning news" for friday, october 5, 2012. good morning. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. mitt romney is changing his tune about those controversial remarks concerning 47% of americans. last may speaking at a florida fundraiser romney said 47% of americans paid no federal income taxes and considered themselves victims and will support president obama. romney originally stood by his remarks and described them as not elegantly stated but in an interview with fox news last night romney had a different explanation. >> clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you'll say something that doesn't come out right. in this case i said something that's completely wrong. >> both candidates campaign in battleground states today. romney work to capitalize on a strong debate, the president working to regroup. susan mcginnis covering it all in washington this morning. susan, good morning to you. >> reporter: back on the campaign trail mit
incident. monica villamizar, cbs news. >> rebel groups have been using turkish territory as a base to take down government troops. >>> d.c. police are investigating allegations that a guard sexually assaulted an inmate. sources tell wtop radio the guard allegedly removed an inmate from his cell in the d.c. jail, took him to an area with no security cameras and then sexually assaulted him. the sources also say a second guard witnessed the assault but didn't report it and according to w top sources a third guard witnesses and didn't report the incident. >>> fairfax police released the sketch of a man wanted for fondling at least five women in springfield, virginia. the most recent attack was tuesday night on the avenue. the woman was groped in front of her daughter. the same street two weeks earlier another woman was groped and detectives believe there cod be even more victims. they're asking anyone with information or who may have been attacked to please come forward. >>> police in fairfax are also searching for a missing high school senior. investigators believe bryan glenn may be an endan
spreading to more states. how does it start? what is being done for you? that's tonight on the cbs evening news. >>> but listen to this, right now f 4,000 names are on a list of people waiting for a d.c. housing authority. with 12,000 subsidized housing views in the city, well, you do the math. the estimate to that is that they will wait about 20 years. and that is why the city had plan to close that waiting list for you by the end of this year. the housing authority said that maintaining the list is just an exercise for you in utility. >>> maryland is acing among the most endangered republican congressman in the nation. the democrats in annapolis, they redrew their district adding a whole lot of democrats. they report that the l 6-year- old is now also facing the well- funded opponent. >> if you are familiar with it all. >> reporter: he might be the only member of congress with the survival cabinet in the west virginia woods. >> and you are planning because of the supermarket that might not always be there. >> reporter: the congressman now finds his political future threat arenned. >> rep
the primary season. president obama is also a seasoned debater. bigad shaban, cbs news, denver. >>> today republicans are also highlighting comments that vice president biden made on the campaign trail. the vice president said yesterday that the middle class has been, quote, buried for the last four years. the g.o.p. says that that is proof that the president's policies have not worked. democrats point the finger at the republican administration in power before president obama. >>> well, tonight's debate between the president and governor romney of course is going to focus on domestic issues. we asked on facebook which topics do you hope the candidates will address. niki wade writes how they propose changing social security. emily moon writes, the economy and job creation. and mark wrighter asks where are we paying almost $4 a gallon for gasoline. we'll be keeping track to see if the candidates address any of these issues and if what they say passes muster. this is your no bull zone. we're teaming up with "u.s.a. today" reporters to bring you just the facts in tonight's debate. >>> it's l
two more times. the next debate is a town hall style event in new york. tara mergener for cbs news, the white house. >> we sampled some reaction to the debate some our facebook page. it said the problem with the debate is they're going past their time limit and mitt romney wasn't clear what he would do for the economy. so for me it's a tie. kia said not only did romney insult educators, he also insulted the poor. obama wasn't a big winner tonight either. he lacked an aggression. so overall i think it was a fair fight. you can leave your comments by going to facebook.com/wusa9. >>> the candidates can get carried away sometimes when they are explaining their positions. so did mitt romney or president owe bottom ma stretch the truth -- president obama stretch the truth when they were talking about taxes. derek mcginty watched the debate with our partners at "u.s.a. today." >> reporter: there was a lot to talk about and a lot of facts out there, especially this $5 trillion in tax cuts. president obama says that's what romney wants to do. romney says not me. take a listen. >> governor r
: an instant cbs news poll on the uncommitted voters showed romney won the first debate by a margin of 2- 1. speaking on thursday he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion by how many people we can put on food stamps. but we measure it by how many people you can get a good job to get off of food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging thursday, something critics say he should have done at the debates. >> the presidented told a crowd of supporters in denver a different challenger showed up wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. promising $5 trillion in tax cuts that will pay for the wealthy. he said he didn't know anything about that. >> reporter: and the president slammed romney for saying he would cut funding to pbs. >> we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> reporter: president obama and mitt romney will meet again in less than two weeks for a town hall-style debate. for cbs news, the white house. >>> and tomorrow morning, president obama will be in fairf
of context. in washington, susan mcginnis, cbs news. >> what are the facts and what you're hearing tonight is going to be just spin? we'll sort it all out for you this evening as we fact check the candidates in real time as they speak. we're teaming up with our partners at "u.s.a. today." we'll get the job done together. it starts at 9:00 p.m. on wusa9.com. we'll live stream the debate there on our website and be sure to watch 9news now at 11:00 for the most accurate debate coverage. >>> if you're not being avoiced from all the political signs clogging the medians of the virginia highways, there's a reason for that. there's not there anymore. lawmakers got rid of the law which used to allow the signs. right now not even political signs are allowed along public roads. >> too many. you get a little annoyed. >> looks like a lot of chaos. >> they can cause sight distance problems. it's not safe and it's costly for the county to have to clean them up. >> springfield supervisor pat harrity hopes fairfax county can reach an agreement with vdot which will allow the county to enforce the law. the f
ginnis, cbs news. >> wusa9 is your go to debate station. if you just want the facts and no spin, this is where you need to be. we're teaming up with our media partner "u.s.a. today" to fact check everything the candidates say in real time. keep the tv on channel 9 to watch the debate. it starts at 9:00 p.m. and log on to wusa9.com, live fact checking in real time. stay with 9news at 11:00 for accurate debate coverage. >>> taxes for nearly nine out of ten americans will rise by an average of $3500 a year if congress doesn't avert the so- called fiscal cliff. a study by the tax policy center finds the average tax bill will go up by 20% in 2013 if lawmakers allow a lift of cuts to expire at the end of the year. economists warn the tax cuts combined with automatic spending cuts could throw the fragile u.s. economy back into a recession. >>> next month maryland voters will decide whether or not hundreds of students can afford to go to college. critics claim the dream act rewards illegal immigrants by giving them in state tuition rates. >> but supporters say it's only fair to give some people a path
. >>> our partners at cbs news talked with the uncommitted voters who watched the debate. by a 2-1 margin they said mitt romney won last night. the poll didn't define though what a win actually is. 46% say romney was the winner. 22% believe the president won the debate and 32% thought it was a tie. among those uncommitted voters, 56% say they felt better about mitt romney after the debate. 11% say they felt worse. 32% say they had no change in their opinion. as for the president, 13% of those polled came away with a better impression. 17% felt worse about the president. 69% felt exactly the same about president obama. >>> you left your reactions on our facebook page. the problem with this debate is that it keeps going past their time limit and mitt romney wasn't clear on what he would do for the economy. so for me it was a tie. while another said not only did romney insult educators but the poor. and president obama wasn't a winner either. he lacked aggression. he we'd like you to leave your comments by going to our facebook page wusa9. >>> the economy and jobs will be an important part o
queen. randall pinkston, cbs news, oxford, mississippi. >>> seth mcfarland will be the hose of next year's academy -- host of next year's academy awards, famous for being creator of the tv series family guy, but the film academy made it clear the movie ted is the real reason behind the choice. ted took many more than $420 million this summer at the box office, one of the highest grossing films of the year. >>> it's also a big day for one of cbs tv's biggest stars. ncis actor mark harmon was honored today with a star on the hollywood walk of fame. cbs' president joined him on hollywood boulevard today. the honor comes six days after the drama started its 10th banner season. >>> still ahead a new study tries to ease concerns about the safety of the hpv vaccine. >> but up next see what happens when a deer gets involved in a downhill road race. yikes. >> and don't forget we're always on at www.wusa9.com. stay with us. we'll be right back. too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling
reelected with unemployment above 8% since the great depression. tara for cbs news, the white house. >> but in the mist of that overall good news, there wa bad news closer to home. rev lone says it is closing its facility in beltville. that means 117 people will be getting layoff notices. the baltimore sun says those layoffs will start taking effect january 1. >>> unemployment wasn't the only topic for the president. as surae chinn reports, mr. obama seemed to be making up for his performance in this week's debate. >> the president was in a comfort zone today at george mason university. >> i don't think a working mom in arlington should have to wait to get a mammogram because money is tight. i don't think a college student in fairfax or charlottesville should have to choose between textbooks or the preventive care that she needs. that's why we pass this law. >> he may joke. >> for all you moms and kids out there, don't worry, somebody is finally getting tough on big bird. >> without his rival, mr. obama took jabs at his opponent's comments about cutting funding to pbs. >> elm
debate a week from tonight in kentucky. derek. >> we'll be watching them all. cbs news has learned that investigators are looking into the possibility that a border patrol agent killed earlier this week died from friendly fire. nicholas ivie and two other agents came under attack just north of the border near birkz sbee, arizona. this word comes from mexican police as they've arrested two people. >>> d.c. police confirm they're investigating allegations that a guard sexually assaulted an inmate. sources tell wtop radio the allegations are that a guard removed an inmate from his cell, took him to an area where there are no security cameras and assaulted him. those sources also say a second guard witnessed the assault but did not report it. >>> tonight we've got a sketch of the man wanted for fondling at least five women in springfield. take a good look. the most recent attack was tuesday night. a woman was groped right in front of her daughter. another woman was assaulted on the same street two weeks earlier. detectives believe there could be additional victims, and they are asking,
% of americans are dependent on the government. tara for cbs news, the white house. >> now we should note that the romney campaign says it had nothing to do with the release of that video tape. or the rerelease of the video tape of that speech since it happened five years ago and was covered at the time. but joining me now here at u.s.a. today election headquarters is paul singer. he is politics editor and he'll be taking part in the fact check that will keep you up to date on what's going on in that debate tonight. you have poll numbers that have been rolling over, giving us an idea of who is up and who is doing. show it to us on the computer. >> we have this poll tracker which we have built with our partners. it gives you the opportunity to go through and see in the various competitive states who is up and who is down at any given time. you can see the trends over time of who is up and who is down. this is what mitt romney is looking at right now. the gap over the past two weeks is clear and consistent. >> as this evolves, this will be updated tomorrow and you'll see whether or not th
because early voting is ready under way in a couple of swing states. tara mrnlgenner -- mergener for cbs news, the white house. >>> for months now we have been getting both sides' opinion on the presidential election, but now it is time for just the facts. we are your go-to station for wednesday night's first debate between president obama and governor romney. 9news now is teaming up with our sister paper "u.s.a. today" and beginning at 9:00 p.m., "u.s.a. today" reporters will be fact checking exactly what the candidates say. and you can watch the analysis live on our website wusa9.com. this morning "u.s.a. today" white house correspondent aamer talked with andrea roane about what we can expect. >> as far as substantively, i have a hard time believing there's going to be this huge big policy announced in a debate. that just doesn't happen. what's remembered about the debates are the small moments. you're likable enough, i knew john f. kennedy. >> again, you can watch the debate and get instant truth analysis from a team of "u.s.a. today" reporters live tomorrow night on wusa9.com. then a
's it for us, the cbs evening news is next. >> derek will be back at 7:00. good night, everybody.
mergener for cbs news, the white house. >> surae chinn is covering the political scene for us. today she is in fairfax. surae? >> reporter: well, j. c., if anything was going to help the race debate night for the president, it would be positive jobs numbers and that's what the president honed in on. president obama in his comfort zone in his intimate setting here at the concert hall at george mason university. mainly supporters, many students, and other voters. his first talk in the commonwealth since wednesday night's debate. president obama responds to new unemployment numbers that dropped to 7.8%. the lowest in four years since president obama took office. >> this is a choice not just between two candidates or two parties, but a choice between two fundamentally different visions for america. and today, i believe that as a nation, we are moving forward again. [ applause ] we're moving forward. cheer [ cheering and applause ] now after losing about 800,000 jobs a month within i took office -- when i took office, our businesses have now added 5.2 million new jobs over the past two and a
campaign will be one of the guests on this weekend's face the nation. and joining us now live from cbs news here in washington is the host, bob shaefer. we know you are moderating the upcoming presidential debate. you don't want to talk about what happened wednesday night. are these unemployment numbers we are seeing today the best news the president could possibly have coming after the performance on wednesday? >> if there is better news out there for this white house, i don't know what it would be. because you know, most people followed these things thought unemployment was going to pick up this time around and in fact, it actually went down. this is about as good as the numbers have been since barack obama has been president. so, will it help? i couldn't say for sure. but i'll tell you one thing, it is sure not going to hurt. >> that's exactly right. you'll also have former baseball manager on face the nation this sunday and i know that everybody here in washington can agree on one thing. that is, the nationals are in the playoffs. we are excited about it. you're a big nats fan. let me
following wednesday's debate. "cbs this morning" has that story. norah o'donnell joins us live from northwest washington with a preview. good morning to you. >> reporter: hey good morning mike and jessica. you mentioned it. president obama tries to fight back after being slammed for his debate performance. but he may have to deal with disappointing news about jobs today. most economists expect the slight increase in the unemployment rate today. plus, big bird where you least expect him from late night to social media. how the 43-year-old 8'0" tall creature is stealing the political spotlight. we're all having some fun on this friday. we'll see you right at 7:00. >>> you can't not love big bird. don't pick on big bird. thanks. >> that's right. >>> well, we're just one month into the school year and there is a nasty problem inside a university of maryland residence hall. we're talking about bedbugs. >> yeah, and this isn't the first time this building in south campus commons has dealt with the creepy crawllies. kristin fisher live in college park. she describes the story. clothes in g
captioning sponsored by cbs >> i don't think government can solve all our problems but government's not the source of our problems, either. >> i have a plan. i have five steps that will get this economy going. >> i'm not fighting to create democratic jobs or republican jobs, i'm trying to create american jobs. >> i will not raise taxes on middle-income americans. >> the debates will matter to some undecided voters. >> the debates could decide the election for either one of us. >> from denver, colorado, here is scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. we're about to see the one thing we haven't seen in this long campaign for the presidency-- the candidates side by side. it's the first of three debates between the democratic incumbent-- 51-year-old barack obama-- and his republican challenger, 65-year-old mitt romney. it comes 34 days before the election-- though early voting is already under way in many states. the focus tonight is domestic issues, including the economy, still struggling to recover from the great recession. polls show the race is very close nationally, but in swing s
their eyes tomorrow, we will know why. that's it for us. the cbs evening news is next. anita will see you at 7:00 and don't forget to wake up bright and early 4:25 a.m. to see wusa9 in the morning. have a great night. bye. too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many pple are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪
, the cbs executive didn't know the affiliate in san pedro, didn't we? >> we did. [laughter] craig: how could you possibly make it up to these lovely citizens of san pedro, who are by the way, let's not forget, connected. >> you ladies are going to dinner at the ivy. craig: at the ivy! [applause] thank you, beth. good night, everybody. good night. >> it could change history or be so inconsequential we'll forget all about it. the first presidential debate is tomorrow night. >> the two candidates and everybody in our news room spent this entire day getting ready for it. but if you've been actually following politics this year, you're probably not the voter those candidates want to impress. gary nurenberg is here with what we can all expect. gary? >> reporter: the targets are the increasingly smaller number of voters who haven't made up their minds yet. they'll be hard to convince without alienating voters already committed. the romney and obama campaigns agree on this. >> it is about the four or five percent of people who haven't been paying much attention to the campaign who haven't mad
jobs. i instead want to keep taxes down on small businesses to create jobs. >> an instant cbs news poll of the uncommittedded voters showed that he won the first debate by a margin of 2-1. speaking on thursday, he continues to draw contrast with the president. >> we don't measure compassion on how many people to put on food stamp and how many you can get a good job to get off the food stamps. >> reporter: president obama came out swinging on thursday, something that critics say he should have done at the debate. >> the president told the crowd of supporters in denver that a different challenger showed up on wednesday night. >> the real mitt romney has been running around the country for the last year. seeing $5,000 in tax cuts. and they said that he didn't know anything about that. >> and the president slammed romney for saying that he would cut funding. >> we didn't know that big bird was driving the federal deficit. >> president obama and mitt romney will meet again in less than two weeks for a town hall- style debate. >> next up on the debate stage, paul ryan and joe biden will go he
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viewers. well this is what she had to say to that on cbs this morning. >> if i could choose and snap my fingers to be a size 8, i don't have to shop off the plus size rack, that would be great. but i'm not ashamed of myself. i'm proud of who i am. i think that i do a job that is not necessarily worth being critical about on my appearance. talk to me about the stories i cover, not the way i look. >> livingston didn't decide to address the issue on tv until the outpouring of support she got after her husband, who happens to be a news anchor at the same station, posted the original e-mail on social media. >>> the president of chick-fil- a is speaking out for the first time since his con controversial remarks. in an exclusive interview with our sister station, wxia in atlanta over the weekend, kathy said his company has been clear about traditional families. >> families are very important to our country. they are important to all of us that concerned about being able to hang on to the heritage we have and we support biblical families. >> critics of dediscrimination, but kathy says he lov
. >>> cbs this morning, they are talking presidential debate. >> anderson cooper stops by studio 57. >>> i'll be back with a live update a weather and traffic. see you in a little bit. >>> go nats.
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